I was at a Purim party at the synagogue. At Purim, kids (of all ages) dress in costume. I am not sure why, although in the Story of Esther, King Ahashverosh has a party at which Esther (with the help of Uncle Mordecai) saves the Jews from death at the hands of evil-doer Haman.
It was primarily a kids party with associated adults expected to dress in costume, as well.
The theme of the costume party was “under the sea.” I put on an old blazer that I used to wear to the office, over a t-shirt, sweater and jeans. So, I came as a lawyer and lawyers are often referred to as sharks. So it was a come-as-you-are party for lawyers. The one time being a lawyer has been an advantage.
One of the rabbis asked, “how goes your month of cheerfulness and optimism?”
Uh oh, CLERGY is reading my blog. Actually, that may, in a convoluted way, validate my sometimes sanctimonious attitude.
Wow, this month of optimism and cheerfulness is getting really, really awesome.